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Childhood Stress

The Mortality Games: U.S. Is Disqualified In Trials For Health Olympics

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary Anne Mercer

How should we train for the Health Olympics in future generations? It took us over sixty years to go from being one of the world's healthiest nations to today's dismal showing. There is no quick fix.

Why a Very Brave Child Fears Standardized Tests

Laurie Levy | Posted 03.16.2016 | Education
Laurie Levy

Standardized tests are the performance review of childhood. The results matter, not for their learning but to measure how well they are doing their job as consumers of information. I

How Early-Life Stress Could Increase Risk Of Anxiety And Depression Later In Life

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.31.2015 | Science

The trillions of organisms living in your digestive tract can literally change the way your brain works. Scientists continue to find more and more ev...

The #1 Thing Kids Want When They're Stressed (INFOGRAPHIC)

Renee Jain | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Renee Jain

We know our kids want our help and we want to help them. The challenge is bridging the gap in communication so we're able to reach them when they need it most. How do you get your child to open up to you in times of stress?

Stressed Out in America: 5 Reasons to Let Your Kids Play

Katie Hurley | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

Play is the most natural learning style for children. They learn from play from the very first moment they shove wooden blocks into their mouths and they continue to learn through more advanced play as they grow.

3 Simple Solutions to Help Reduce Childhood Stress and Boost Your Child's Academic Potential

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 02.09.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

I'm going to share some quick and easy examples of ways that you can help lower your child's stress levels and boost your child's academic potential.

Study Links Childhood Stress To Teens' Weight Problems

Posted 11.14.2013 | Parents

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who have gone through trying times are more likely to be overweight by age 15, a new study suggests. Stress in...

All Homework Should Be Banned

Tommy Schnurmacher | Posted 05.30.2012 | Education
Tommy Schnurmacher

If a student wishes to review some of the work of the day on their own, great. If the kids have to study for a test or exam -- no problem. But those millions of hours of useless make-work homework assignments? They have caused misery enough.